Sarnia Sailors

The Sarnia Sailors are a defunct Canadian semi-professional and amateur senior ice hockey team. The team played in the City of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada and participated in the International Hockey League and the OHA Senior A Hockey League afterwards.

Sarnia Sailors
CitySarnia, Ontario
LeagueIHL 1949–1951
OHA Senior "A" 1951–1954
Operated1949 (1949)–1954
Home arenaSarnia Arena
Head coachNorman Tustin


The Sarnia Sailors began as an expansion team in 1949 with the Chatham Maroons in the International Hockey League. That year, the two upstarts dominated the league's playoffs and ended up in a one-on-one showdown for the Turner Cup. The Maroons came out on top, winning the series 4-games-to-3.

From that point on, the Sailors demise began. They played one more season in the IHL before dropping to the amateur ranks in the OHA Senior A Hockey League. Meeting a similar talent lever in the OHA, the Sailors struggled for three seasons before folding mid-season in 1953–54. The Sailors never stepped back on the ice.

The team name was shared by the local Junior "B" hockey team. In 1954, after the Sr. Sailors folded, the team changed their names to the Sarnia Legionnaires. The Legionnaires folded mid-season as well, in 1969–70.

Season-by-Season results

1949–504026113219136551st IHLLost Final
1950–515224199226191594th IHL
1951–525018293183235396th OHA Sr. A
1952–534820271177215416th OHA Sr. A
1953–5422415369107118th OHA Sr. A

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